Animal Chiropractic is healthcare for your pet that focuses on the wellness of the neuro-musculo-skeletal system.
This is important because nerves affect everything in your pets body. The nervous system controls movement, hormones, mental wellness, disease prevention, organ function and homeostasis. It is the control center of the body and anything affecting its function will affect the entire health of your pet. The brain and spinal cord are the primary centers for control of the nervous system and are protected by the skull, spine and the ligaments, bones and muscles supporting the skull and spine.
Abnormal motion from injuries, arthritis, accidents and stress effects the nervous system locally and, if not addressed, can lead to further nerve damage, pain, decreasing the bodies ability to heal itself and even organ damage.
Animal Chiropractic aims to restore normal motion and function to the spine, skull and supporting structures to allow the nervous system to function optimally.
Areas of decreased or aberrant motion are identified through a detailed evaluation. Normal motion is restored using gentle chiropractic techniques- always working within your animals normal ranges of motion- and muscle work.
Your pet may need animal chiropractic if they have:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Holding tail to one side
- Roach back, or